Eating for Beginners

BNR contributor Melanie Rehak delves into the kitchen of a Brooklyn restaurant for a year-long discovery of the choices and compromises involved in putting food on the table, and in our mouths. Her finicky toddler adds some delightful detours on her learning curve.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.